Coach Road, Shopwyke, Chichester, West Sussex PO20 2BH
10 reasons to choose Westbourne House School
Main point of differentiation
With a Schoolsmith Score® of 90 Westbourne House School is the highest scoring prep school in Chichester and ranks in the top 30 in the country. (read the area review here)
Westbourne House School is an independent prep day and boarding school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 2.5 and 13 years. Boarding from Year 3 for the 30% of pupils who board. All are weekly or flexi boarders. It is a Church of England school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is a standalone prep school, not tied to any one senior school. Day fees at Westbourne House School range from £4,295 (Rec) to £7,365 per term (2023/24). Full boarding fees range from £9,816 to £9,961 per term.
Average class size
Westbourne House School has two classes per year to Year 4, often three from Year 5, and an average class size of 16 pupils.
Destinations for 60% of Westbourne House School leavers is a boarding school, and for 40%, a day school. Pupils go on to one of 40 schools, though Brighton College, Canford and Portsmouth Grammar account for 40-50% every year. 50% of pupils win awards and scholarships.
The Westbourne House School curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and the ISEB Common Entrance curriculum with some additions and variations. It also includes ‘Learning4Life’, study skills and learning habits, French, Spanish, Latin, Greek. A topic-led thematic curriculum up to Year 4 and a ‘creative curriculum’ in Prep. In Years 7 and 8 the school follows the ISEB curriculum for English, maths and science, and a bespoke, more skills-based, curriculum for other subjects. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School to Year 2 and residential trips from Year 4. The ‘Westbourne Awards’ programme from Year 3 to encourage responsibility for self and others in an outdoor setting.
Specialist teachers for sport, music and languages throughout and for most subjects from Year 5.
Sport at Westbourne House School
School is one of the 50 prep schools with the most extensive sports offers in the UK. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in athletics, golf, rugby 7s, swimming.
The Arts at Westbourne House School
Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and two-thirds take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. Four choirs, orchestra and several instrument ensembles. The school offers each pupil over 5 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 7.45am to 6.20pm.
Find another school near Westbourne House School
St James Church of England Primary School, Emsworth (9.9 miles).
Slindon College (7.7 miles); Seaford College (11.1 miles); The Portsmouth Grammar School (19.4 miles).
Chichester High School for Girls (2 miles); Bishop Luffa School, Chichester (2.9 miles); The St Philip Howard Catholic High School (5.4 miles).